July 31, 1925 |
Nahant, Massachusetts, United States
Barbara Fuller (born. July 31, 1925) is a motion picture and television actress from Nahant, Massachusetts. She appeared frequently in B-movies and television series in the 1950s. During that time she was married for a short time to western motion picture star, Lash LaRue. Although they never had any children they did have a godson, child star and later author and theologian J.P. Sloane who is the son of radio and television’s Jimmie Jackson and Anita Coleman.
Fuller changed her hair color frequently for film roles. Its hue varied from platinum to brunette in her four movies released by Republic Pictures in 1950. She returned to blonde as Laurel Vernon in Lonely Heart Bandits (1950). Fuller appeared with John Eldridge and Dorothy Patrick in this crime drama. Her first screen credit is for The Red Menace (1949). This was followed by roles in Crosswinds and Flame of Youth (1949). In the latter she was the leading lady, acting opposite Ray McDonald and Tony Barret. In The Red Menace she plays Mollie O'Flahery, a character who is used by the Communist Party as bait. City of Bad Men (1953) is a western adventure in which Fuller plays a minor character. Afterward she was mostly involved in television work.
Her last parts as a movie actress came in How Sweet It Is! (1968) and The Roommates (1973).
Her television performances are numerous, beginning with a 1953 episode of Adventures of Superman. Other series in which she participated are Four Star Playhouse (1955–1956), Ford Television Theater (1957), Trackdown (1958), State Trooper (1958), Colgate Theater (1958), My Three Sons (1960), Perry Mason (1960, 1964), and Daniel Boone (1970). In one of her television appearances she starred opposite Charles Boyer (Hallmark Hall of Fame 195?).
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- "Broadway Comedienne Joins Hope Picture". Los Angeles Times. June 3, 1949. p. B7.
- "Red Menace Deals Strong Blow To Communistic Idea". Los Angeles Times. June 10, 1949. p. B6.
- "Life In Hollywood". San Mateo Times. September 21, 1949. p. 9.